On Sunday, we covered claims from France that Liverpool are one of a number of clubs to have ‘renewed’ their efforts to sign Adrien Rabiot from PSG.
The midfielder’s contract with the Ligue 1 champions expires at the end of June, and he’s been ostracised recently because of his refusal to renew that deal.
The claims came from Paris United, who explained there was also interest from Tottenham and Chelsea, but Rabiot had previously imagined himself signing for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool when thinking of a move to England.
The preference angle was likely overdone by some English takes on the French article.
Monday’s edition of L’Equipe backs up that Liverpool are keen, saying they’re in the line to ‘welcome’ him in the summer. The distinction is made that it would be in the next market, not this one.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are in the same situation.
Tottenham have tried for this window and been knocked back.
Whilst Klopp interest is being backed up, it doesn’t sound especially strong and not for January.
Rabiot’s reputation has taken a bit of a battering over the past few months or so, therefore it’s worth pointing out that in L’Equipe’s top ten ranking of average marks this season, for all of Ligue 1, the midfielder is joint 8th.